October 5, 2010 Subject:
David Hutchison Accordeon Strathspey King
There are two reasons why a button box sounds better than either a piano or a continental button accordeon when used for Scottish or Irish music.On the button box,the treble keys have a different pattern for every scale, enabling the player to vary the music produced,and even more important, because there are two notes for every treble key on a button box,(press and draw) not only does this physical act give the music a kick,it varies the notes produced. David Hutchison uses the above two facts to maximise musical effect. The Lass o Bon Accord by James Scott Skinner is played in beautiful Strathspey time here by David Hutchison, and so too is the pipe march Lord Lyndoch, you will never hear this style and body produced by David Hutchison,
by anyone else, and as usual,he hurries to finish with a reel.